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Breast Health

Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Close to Home

Howard County General Hospital’s Breast Center offers comprehensive breast services that include diagnostics and biopsies, and a full range of treatment options for breast cancer, provided by Johns Hopkins and HCGH specialists. Our Breast Center is the only hospital-based program for breast cancer treatment in Howard County, allowing our patients to receive expert care, close to home in Columbia, MD. We are located on the first floor of the Berman Pavilion, which is adjacent to the main hospital (see #2 on campus map).

The Breast Center at Howard County General Hospital offers comprehensive care for women with breast cancer and other breast health issues, including those who:

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Q&A Videos

Abnormal Screening Mammogram

Dr. Olutayo Sogunro, Johns Hopkins breast surgical oncologist, explains what may cause an abnormal mammogram result and possible next steps, including additional imaging and biopsy.

Breast Cancer: Family History & Genetics

Dr. Sogunro discusses the importance of knowing your family history, the role genes play in your risk for breast cancer and what to expect from genetic counseling.

Lumpectomy, Mastectomy and Reconstruction after Breast Cancer

Lisa K. Jacobs, M.D., Johns Hopkins breast surgeon, explains surgical and non-surgical treatment options for breast cancer including lumpectomy and mastectomy as well as breast reconstruction options.

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